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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Food, shelter grants available for agencies Hampton and Newport News received more than $95,000.00 collectively from the Emergency Food and Shelter Program to provide assistance to individuals.  Newport News received $58,536.00 and Hampton received $40,891.00. Agencies interested in applying for...
Friday, July 28, 2017
Poverty is a problem in the Peninsula, and people are starting to notice. Take a look at Michele Canty’s front page article in the Daily Press: “Study: More than 1 Million Virginians are ‘Working Poor.’” This study relates a personal story as well as several statistics that eloquently explain the...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters every year – the vast majority of which are home fires. That means that every day in this country, on average, seven people are killed in a home fire and another 36 people suffer injuries. To end these tragedies and save lives, the American Red...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Our Emerging Leaders Society kicked off with a bang at Tradition Brewing Company on Monday, July 17th. We had an outstanding turnout, which made for wonderful company, great networking, and thoughtful conversation. Our panel was comprised of Conway H. Sheild, III, Jones, Blechman, Woltz & Kelly...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
This past Tuesday, July 25th, United Way of the Virginia Peninsula held an informational meeting on our Mission United initiative. We hosted this along with United Way of South Hampton Roads and representatives from Unite US. Every day 20 American veterans are lost to suicide. Nearly 50,000...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The state of the merger between United Way of Virginia Peninsula and United Way of Greater Williamsburg is strong. Recently, the board chairs of UWVP and UWGW held a signing ceremony, in which they officially signed the resolution documents that merge the two United Ways. The staff is in the...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
September 6 is the day we are kicking off our 2017 Campaign – we plan to make this year’s campaign the most successful one yet! Join in by hosting a workplace campaign – it’s very easy and fun to do, and we are always here to help you out. These campaigns will create the pathways out of poverty...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Do you know how to care for the community? Day of Caring is coming up! Anyone can join in by showing acts of kindness and by caring for others all day long on September 6, 2017. Pass it on with social media by using the hashtags #uwonemoment and #dayofcaring. If you would like to volunteer, please...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Community Forum on Pathways Out of Poverty, which was held on June 21, is in its final stages of wrapping up. We recently sent out a document that held the compiled notes from the forum. These notes came from the breakout rooms: each breakout room discussed one of the ten aspirations from the...
Thursday, July 27, 2017
UWVP envisions a community in 2020 that is a healthy and thriving place for all of its residents to live, learn, work, and raise a family. UWVP along with it's partner agencies are working hard to create this future.We are stronger together!Thank you to our partner agencies for all the good work...

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